Just Charlie G

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When I had my Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful make lesson a couple of months ago they used the Long Wear liquid foundation on me and I fell in love. It lasted well on the skin but it seemed to have the perfect balance between wearing for a long time, but not being heavy and matte, in fact I’d go so far as to say it’s the opposite of that. I’d not got round to buying a bottle yet as I am working my way through some other foundations I must finish up before I buy more, but I was delighted to received the new Long-Wear compact as a sample recently.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation

Available in 18 Shades this foundation promises 12 hour wear, flexible breathable coverage, no caking creasing or settling, controls oil and shine and protection against sweat and humidity.

My shade in all Bobbi Brown foundations is Warm Ivory. It always looks completely wrong for me in the bottle or in this case, in the pan, but it’s always just right when I apply it.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation
The foundation comes in a lovely solid black compact and comes with a sponge for application, I’ve used both the sponge and a foundation brush (seriously loving the Liz Earle Foundation Brush at the moment) and both apply really well, I think using a brush has the edge though and of course, it goes without saying that the sponge is perfect for out and about.

In terms of all the claims made about the product, I think they all hold true except for one. This does last all day, it gives a fantastic natural looking medium coverage, it doesn’t crease or settle (usually a problem for me around my nostrils) and it seems to hold well whatever situation I’m in, although I’m yet to put it through it’s paces in the tropical biodome a the Eden Project (ooh but I will later this month!). The only thing I don’t find is that it’s not terribly matte on me, that’s not a criticism, I actually love the finish on me, it’s more natural. It has a hint of shine about it that doesn’t scream oil slick. It’s very nice and brightening.

Not the most flattering pictures ever I admit, but you can see what I mean about the finish.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation
The Bobbi Brown Long-wear Even Finish Compact Foundation is £32 and if you purchase from www.bobbibrown.co.uk use the code LWCOMPACT at checkout to get yourself a 7ml sample of Vitamin Enriched Face Base.

*Disclosure – PR Sample*

2 responses to “Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation Review”

  1. loveaudrey says:

    This looks lovely on you. You have created a serious Bobbi Brown wish list for me lately!


  2. Nahla Vergara says:

    I have been experimenting with various cake and compact foundations in the past. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to land a good one. Usually, the products that I’ve tried end up looking ugly when I sweat and they don’t last for more than 2 hours! Because of this I need to re-touch every now and then just to look fresh. The problem with constant retouching is that the make-up I applied is already very thick thus making me look like a clown! Good thing you made mention of this product from Bobbi Brown! The shade looks perfect on you and it was able to enhance your face perfectly! I think I am going to try this one. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. You’ve been a great help!

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